Deep Focus: Queen of Katwe

En passant: Mira Nair's big-hearted, real-life story of an African chess wunderkind is energized by kinetic performances
Read Michael Sragow's review

The Film Comment Podcast: Charles Burnett and Oliver Stone

Two for the road: the director of Killer of Sheep and the director of Snowden discuss their careers and the relationship between art and politics
Listen to the conversation

Festivals: Toronto

Life, the universe, and everything in it: in the vast sea of films at this year's fest, a handful asked the big questions
Read Michael Koresky's article

Anarchic Instincts

Both on screen and off, Robert Aldrich battled against a corrupt and broken system
Read Walter Hill's appreciation of Aldrich from the January/February 2013 issue